Nevada State Route 599

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State Route 599/U.S. Route 95 Business
Rancho Drive; Tonopah Highway; Veterans Memorial Highway
Route information
Maintained by NDOT
Length7.049 mi[1] (11.344 km)
Major junctions
South endRancho Bel Air Drive and Redondo Avenue
  US 95
North end US 95
Highway system
  • Highways in Nevada
SR 596SR 601

State Route 599 (SR 599) is a 7.049-mile (11.344 km) state highway in Clark County, Nevada. The route follows Rancho Drive, a major arterial connecting downtown Las Vegas to the northwest part of the city. Much of SR 599 was previously designated as U.S. Route 95 (US 95) prior to completion of the Las Vegas Expressway. The route is also designated as U.S. Route 95 Business (US 95 Bus.).

Route description[edit]

View at the north end of SR 599 looking southbound in 2015

SR 599 begins at the intersection of Rancho Drive and Redondo Avenue in the city of Las Vegas. From there, the route heads north along Rancho Drive to intersect the US 95 freeway (at exit 77). The highway continues heading northwest for several miles, briefly skirting the western edge of North Las Vegas and providing access to the North Las Vegas Airport. The route reaches its northern terminus at the end of Rancho Drive, at the interchange with US 95 north and Ann Road (at exits 90 and 91).[1]

US 95 freeway signs for Rancho Drive designate the route as U.S. Route 95 Business, a distinction noted on many maps (including those published by the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT)[2]). However, no business route signs are posted along the highway itself and relatively few SR 599 shields can be found on the route.

History[edit]

Rancho Drive originally carried State Route 5 from Bonanza Road (present–day State Route 579) northwest out of Las Vegas towards Tonopah—this destination contributed to the road's alternate name of Tonopah Highway. When US 95 was extended into Nevada in 1940, it was routed concurrently with SR 5 on Rancho Drive. The U.S. route remained on Rancho Drive until it was relocated onto the completed Las Vegas Expressway in the early 1980s. SR 599 was designated along the former US 95/SR 5 at this time, in accordance with the 1976 renumbering of Nevada's State Routes.

SR 599 lost mileage between 1996 and 2000. In 2006, the route was pending removal from the state highway system to be transferred to the City of Las Vegas for maintenance, but this has not happened as of January 2008.[3][4] By October 2011, the southern terminus of SR 599 had been moved from Sahara Avenue to Redondo Avenue, shortening the overall mileage to the current length.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Clark County.

LocationmikmDestinationsNotes
Las VegasRancho Bel Air Drive and Redondo AvenueSouthern terminus of SR 599; Rancho Drive continues south on the former route of SR 599 south
US 95 (Oran K. Gragson Freeway, Veterans Memorial Highway south) to I‑15 – Downtown Las Vegas, Tonopah, Reno, Los Angeles, Salt Lake CityInterchange; southern end of Veterans Memorial Highway concurrency; southern terminus of US 95 Business; US 95 exit 77
Bonanza Road (SR 579 east)Former US 95 south
Las VegasNorth Las Vegas lineLake Mead Boulevard
Decatur Boulevard
Las VegasCheyenne Avenue (SR 574)
Craig Road (SR 573)
US 95 north (Veterans Memorial Highway north) / Ann Road – Tonopah, RenoInterchange; northern end of Veterans Memorial Highway concurrency; northern terminus of SR 599 and US 95 Business; US 95 exits 90 and 91
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Public transport[edit]

RTC Transit Routes 106A, 106B and 119 function on this road.

References[edit]

Route map:

KML is not from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b Nevada Department of Transportation (January 2017). "State Maintained Highways of Nevada: Descriptions and Maps". Retrieved February 3, 2017.
  2. ^ Official Highway Map of Nevada (PDF) (Map) (2013-2014 ed.). Nevada Department of Transportation. 2013. Las Vegas–Henderson Region inset. Retrieved 2013-11-02.[dead link]
  3. ^ Nevada Department of Transportation (January 2006). Nevada State Maintained Highways: Descriptions, Index and Maps.
  4. ^ Nevada Department of Transportation (January 2008). Nevada State Maintained Highways: Descriptions, Index and Maps.